Month: November 2013

  • Väsen comes to Berkeley in March 2014!!

    Väsen World famous Swedish super-group Väsen comes to the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley Sunday March 9, 2014 The Swedish word Väsen has three meanings—essence, spirit, and hullabaloo—making it the perfect moniker for a band that is part Nordic tradition and part whirling dervish. Rooted in the musical traditions of Uppland, Sweden, Väsen transforms venerable […]

  • A new well of the water of life discovered at Svea Lodge in San Jose

    The love of aquavit is spreading like a wildfire. Last night Svea Lodge in San Jose held a cultural meeting including a bit of historical background, an infusion demonstration and, of course, a tasting of home infused aquavits, mass produced aquavits and the new Geijer Glögg. The water of life has sprung up in San […]

  • NPR praises husmanskost! Oh Ja!

    We already knew nothing beats fried Kroppkakor, now the rest of the world will learn of the dumpling’s special deliciousness.

  • Marin/Marin Additional Dates!!

    I saw Marin/Marin last night at the Swedish American Hall in SF. They were amazing. Here are additional dates for Northern California performances! Marin/Marin Tour November 2013 Marin/Marin, Swedish fiddle duo will tour California November 13 – 21, 2013. They will be here supporting their 3rd new, highly acclaimed cd, Skuggspel. Marin/Marin is one of […]

  • Lutfisk Pizza (Yep!)

    Here is the recipe for award-winning lutefisk pizza. This dish is made with ready to use ingredients. No more soaking your lutefisk in a stream for 7 to 10 days (no waiting, more time to enjoy your lutefisk!). Ingredients: Trader Joe’s raw pizza dough ready to cook lutefisk small red new potatoes bechamel sauce fresh […]

  • Great Exhibit at Legion of Honor Museum – Anders Zorn: Sweden’s Master Painter

    November 9, 2013 – February 2, 2014 One of the most famous living artists at the turn of the 20th century, Anders Zorn (1860–1920) dazzled the art world with his bravura paintings, watercolors, and etchings. His early travels took him to Spain and Algeria where the intense color and light inspired the virtuoso watercolorist to […]